Alumni Services

Formed in 2008, the Cooke Alumni Association provides alumni with opportunities for recreational and educational experiences designed to enhance community involvement and social interactions. Throughout the academic year, Cooke’s Alumni Office coordinates monthly social events, including museum trips, dances, movie nights and sports events. Cooke offered ten 6-8 week continuing education workshops during the year, focused on various skill-enhancing topics.

A Resource Center, staffed by members of Cooke’s Transition Department, is available to provide alumni and their families additional support for navigating life after Cooke and includes benefits and entitlements counseling, referral and information services and advocacy guidance.

The Alumni Association is open to all former Cooke students and its activities and services reflect Cooke’s ongoing commitment to support its graduates as they navigate their path towards an independent, productive and fulfilling life.

Join Cooke’s Alumni Association! For more information about please contact our Director of Alumni Services:


Functional Academics for the Workplace

Join us for a 12 week course focusing on strengthening skills and preparing attendees for employment. This course is open to the community. People of all abilities are welcome.

During this three hour weekly course, attendees will work on developing and enhancing their academic, social and communication skills. 

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to:
  • Financial literacy – budgeting and money management skills
  • Time management
  • Workplace communication – conflict resolution, team work, positive attitude, asking for assistance, etc.
  • Social skills – verbal and non verbal communication, building relationships/friendships
  • Job seeking skills – exploring opportunities, completing applications, creating a resume & cover letter, interview skills, networking
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Current events

Registration Fee: $775

Lead Instructor: Michelle Lang, LCSW

For more information on availability and upcoming sessions, please contact our Director of Alumni Services: